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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY)?

The company in question is, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) currently with a stock price of 82.89 (0.97% today). The market cap for Eli Lilly and Company is 89345.11, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Drug Manufacturers – Major industry. The target price for Eli Lilly and Company is 95.9. Currently Eli Lilly and Company is trading with a P/E of 37.67, and a forward P/E of 20.51. Average volume for Eli Lilly and Company is 4189.3 and so far today it is 1651323.

Performance in the last year for Eli Lilly and Company has been 0.11%. For EPS growth, Eli Lilly and Company has seen a growth of 1.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 12.48%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -13.20% over the last five years and could be 12.09% for the next five years. Eli Lilly and Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -16.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 8.08%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.22%.

Since the IPO date for Eli Lilly and Company on the 6/1/1972, Eli Lilly and Company has seen performance year to date to be -1.24%. With Eli Lilly and Company trading at 82.89, the dividend yield is 2.49%, and the EPS is 2.18.

So could Eli Lilly and Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 37.67. The PEG is 3.12, P/S is 4.43 and the P/B is at 5.8. The P/cash is 29.83, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Eli Lilly and Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.5, and total debt/equity at 0.54.

In terms of margins, Eli Lilly and Company has a gross margin of 74.40%, an operating margin of 13.40% and a profit margin of 11.50%.Payout ratio for Eli Lilly and Company is 96.60%. Return on assets come to 6.50% with return on investment coming to 9.50%.

Insider ownership for Eli Lilly and Company, is at 11.60% and institutional ownership comes to 76.60%. Outstanding shares are at 1088.38. While shares float is 1088.38. The float short is currently 0.84%, and short ratio is 2.19.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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